Thinking of hitting the water this month? Trisha Harjani sails away with a fleet that puts the jazz into junking.
Forget your wooden junk, this elegant fleet includes sleek models that can carry up to forty guests in style. And you can leave your inflatable unicorn at home too – the Sunseeker 60 that I stepped onto is a sleek powerboat. It has everything to keep you entertained – a jet-ski, cinema and all-round Bose speaker system. Oh and not to mention a full-sized kitchen and on-board BBQ.
It accommodates up to 20 guests, with five crew members on hand for smooth sailing.
Once I’d settled myself on a cushioned seat to the aft of the boat to soak up the Hong Kong skyline, I spoke to Jan Ole Hagen, co-founder of M Yachts.
He claims M Yachts is the only yacht service that allows you to book your yacht, food and beverage options, and your pick-up points online. He says the company is aiming for a streamlined booking process tailored to the needs of the customer.
Along with the BBQ and jet skis, guests can opt to wakeboard, scuba-dive and hike.
And the kids aren’t forgotten either. To keep younger sailors happy, the company has teamed up with kids entertainment specialists Rumple & Friends. Together, they offer trips out to Hong Kong’s various out-of-the-way island beaches. Party fun includes treasure hunting, water sports, ranger shows and face painting.
If you want to keep the event adult-only, M Yachts’ concierge team can craft personalised itineraries and events. Harbour View parties, Hidden Island tours, whisky tasting and yoga evenings – you name it, they have it. There’s nothing quita like a sukhasana as the sun goes down on a picture perfect Hong Kong backdrop.
For parties and celebrations, opt for the Luxury Junk. Decked out with a Ralph-Lauren inspired interior it holds up to 33 guests and great for a smooth sailing . If you’re after a bit more adventure, there are powerboats (think Ferretti 690 and Sunseeker 53 or 60) to explore the nooks and crannies of Hong Kong’s sandy shores.
An add-on video-package provides guests with a professional videographer to capture the day using a DJI Mavic Pro drone. Or get behind the lens and take your own footage using a Go Pro Hero 5 and the M Yachts team will edit together your video.
In terms of catering, M Yachts is working closely Wong Chuk Hang-based Pomegranate Kitchen to offer guests a wide-range of European, Asian and US-based dishes. Both kitchens can accommodate vegetarians and food intolerances.
While you’re here, check out our junk tripping guide for our top picks of junk companies: expat-parent.com/2017/05/a-guide-to-junk-tripping/